Our Maynard 150 celebration was terrific!
Here are some highlights - summaries and photos. More are
available by links. Special thanks to Jack Mileski for his
gargantuan effort in putting
this all together!
DEC Connection Events: Mill Tour (11:30 am),
Parade March (1:00 pm),
and Dinner at the Elks Lodge (4 pm)
1. Tour of the Mill
for DEC Connection members only: Begins promptly at 11:30
at Bldg 12 (all are of the numbers of buildings are when Digital was
main entrance to the Mill is across the street right after the Post Office on Main St.
Only paid-up members are allowed on the tour. The Mill is
relatively non-descript with one building looking like another at
this time. We will have a get-together in the Ken Olsen Conference
Room to discuss significant Digital experiences with the audience.
Our tour was led by Jack
Mileski. We had a special treat when Richie Lary participated in the
tour, and contributed to the significance of the various Mill areas
for Engineering. Thanks, Richie! Here are three of the photos, and a
link to Rod Sutherland's Mill Tour photo
2. We marched in the Maynard Town Parade
at 1 pm, along with about 50 other groups. The route was one
and a half miles thru downtown Maynard. About 30 DEC
Connection members and ex-DECcies marched with us. Thanks to Barrie
Hunter for captaining our parade participation, and to Barrie and
Fred Isbell for carrying our Digital banner ahead of our two cars
and marchers. Thanks to Stephen Jablonsky and Jack Malcolm for
driving their cars so that disabled members could also participate.
Particularly notable was our position in the parade, right behind
the Mill Clock Tower! Here are three of Rod Sutherland's
parade photos, and the
link to the rest of Rod's extensive parade
Special thanks go to Tom Vallas for taking
video footage of the Mill Tour and Parade from the convertible
(directly behind the Digital banner). Click these links for
We'd also like to thank Vartkes Hovsepian for
some really nice photos he sent in of the Mill Tour and Parade.
Click on small photos for larger image.
3. Visit Maynard exhibits after parade - There are
other things to do in Maynard on Sept 19th including the
murals at the Ken Olsen Square next to the Mill, and the Art Museum
where the Maynard Historical Society will also exhibit items
(several blocks up from the Post Office and the main entrance
to the Mill on Florida Street – ending up on Summer St. across the
The Maynard Public Library has
created some Digital exhibits.
You can see them here on our website.
4. DEC Connection Dinner held at the Maynard Elks Club,
4 pm, with special guest speaker Ray Humphrey (Digital's VP Corp.
Security, an extremely distinguished career in security afterwards,
and a part-time James Bond). Ray, who was a good friend of
Ken, shared fascinating stories and vignettes of his time at
Digital. Ray got a RAVE REVIEW from the 50 folks in
attendance. You can hear his remarks by clicking on these
RAY's REMARKS (34
And, you can see
more of Rod Sutherland's
Dinner photos at this link. Thanks so much Rod, as always!